11/25/14: Celebrating the small things as we await His coming.

Our culture has an insatiable appetite for the epic, those things in life that get our adrenaline rushing. The unfortunate truth is that this mentality has infiltrated the church as well. Bigger the building, number of staff, attenders and programs all have become a sign of success. Yet, as we look at scripture there is no indication that God measures success by human standard but works in mysterious and in ways that are at times hidden to mankind. In Zechariah 4:10 (ESV) the Word says, For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. “These seven are the eyes of the LORD, which range through the whole earth.” Commentators suggest that that older men would weep when they saw the smaller size (glory) of the the future temple, but eventually would rejoice when they experienced the greatness of His future Glory. Though this was prophetic word for the people of Israel, one day, a truly glorious day Christ will return for His bride, (the church) which is of a incomparable magnitude. As we journey together awaiting that day let us be faithful and notice the small things that God is doing in our lives, homes, church and community. Let us not compare the past with the present lest we may weep and miss out on what God is doing now.  Let us rejoice and be glad that God’s Kingdom work continues through us.